They are the future of our great game but some Holden Cup stars are ensuring their post-NRL careers are tied up while concurrently making strides on the field.
When deciding his next step, it was the offer of a two-year deal and Canberra's country appeal which helped Adam Clydsdale choose the Raiders over Melbourne.
Adam Clydsdale will depart the Newcastle Knights after being released from the final year of his contract to sign with the Canberra Raiders for 2016.
His career may have ended on the game's biggest stage but Clint Newton's impact as a mentor for Newcastle's youngsters could be his lasting legacy.
Ipswich's unconventional brand of football is the toast of the nation after the Jets claimed the State Championship against Newcastle on Sunday.
For some Knights players preparing for Sunday's NRL State Championship, it's been an emotional roller coaster since the NRL side took out the wooden spoon.
Coming off one of the best weeks of his life following the birth of his son, Carlos Tuimavave will head into the NRL State Championship full of confidence.
Veteran warhorse Clint Newton is Newcastle's version of the NeverEnding Story and he has a chance to give the Knights the ultimate parting gift.
With plenty of former hookers on the books at the Knights, young rake Danny Levi has benefited from a wealth of experience.
Rabbitohs prop George Burgess will miss two matches after he unsuccessfully challenged the grading of his charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.